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'PowerPoint can be painful!’ Tesco soft drinks buyer warns entrepreneurs

Tesco soft drinks buyer warns brands PowerPoint can be painful

The head of Tesco’s soft drinks buying team David Beardmore has urged aspiring brands not to turn up at the retailer’s HQ with a lengthy PowerPoint presentation but to do something different.

Published: 11-Jul-2014

Taste genetics: A new way to look at policy and segment consumers?

Taste genetics: A new way to look at policy and segment consumers?

Can new research in to the genetic basis of taste could help manufacturers and policy makers better understand consumer choices, purchase behaviour and even the later risk of obesity and disease.

Published: 11-Jul-2014

Delicious disasters: Marketing expert warns manufacturers on 'disruptive innovation' and learning from mistakes

Delicious disasters: Marketing expert warns manufacturers on 'disruptive innovation' and learning from mistakes

Everybody is chasing innovation and the next big idea, but when it comes to developing a succesful and innovative product, nine out of ten will fail. We spoke to Chris Cornyn of DINE Marketing to ask why.

Published: 09-Jul-2014

Global ID: 'Demand for Non-GMO-Project verification doubled after Whole Foods put its GMO cards on the table...'

Global ID: 'Demand for Non-GMO-Project verification doubled after Whole Foods put its GMO cards on the table...'

The growth of the Non-GMO Project verification scheme has been nothing short of explosive over the past 18 months. But does the firm serving as its technical administrator have the resources to cope, and are competing certification schemes adopting the same standards?

Published: 08-Jul-2014

Merging industries: Top chefs and the food companies can learn a lot from each other, says chef

Merging industries: Top chefs and the food companies can learn a lot from each other, says chef

While there are some differences between high end catering and the large scale manufacturing of food, there is a lot of scope for both groups to learn from each other, says executive chef Gui Alinat.

Published: 07-Jul-2014

RD: There’s a health continuum for every food; what pillars do you want to stand on?

RD: There’s a health continuum for every food; what pillars do you want to stand on?

Rachel Cheatham

founder and CEO - FoodScape Group

What is the future of ‘naturality’ on product labels? Are sin taxes and warning just policy tools disguised as a consumer advocacy? And should health and wellness be part of every brand’s messaging? 

Published: 02-Jul-2014

Crunch time: Is breakfast cereal doomed to sink?

Breakfast cereal decline: Mintel talks opportunities, challenges

The global breakfast cereal market faces increasing competition as consumers turn to convenient alternatives, so how can manufacturers step up to compete and stimulate often dwindling sales?

Published: 02-Jul-2014

DSM Food Specialties on its fermentation-derived stevia: High purity and cost-in-use will be better

DSM Food Specialties on its fermentation-derived stevia: High purity and cost-in-use will be better

Greg Kesel

Regional President Americas - DSM Food Specialties

Steviol glycosides produced through fermentation will be cost-effective, high purity, and sustainable, but they are about 18 months away, says DSM Food Specialties as it announces its new sweetener platform at the IFT Expo.

Published: 02-Jul-2014

Fortified foods vs naturally functional: Consumers consider both ‘worthwhile’, says IFIC

Fortified foods vs naturally healthy: IFIC says consumers like both

Consumers are open to fortified foods just as much as those that contain naturally occurring functional ingredients, according to the International Food Information Council (IFIC).

Published: 01-Jul-2014

Gluten-free: A ‘perfect storm’ fueled by food skepticism and fad diets

Gluten-free fueled by food skepticism & fad diets: Packaged Facts

Processed food skepticism and fad dieting played a big part in the gluten-free boom, says the research director of Packaged Facts.

Published: 30-Jun-2014

Time for a rethink on saturated fat?

Time for a rethink on saturated fat?

If the cover of TIME magazine earlier this month (headline: Eat Butter) is anything to go by, it would seem that the conversation about fat, and saturated fat in particular, is changing, at least in the media. But are policymakers sitting up and taking notice. And should they?

Published: 30-Jun-2014

RSPO needs to broaden its principles: Cargill

Sustainable palm oil lobby group needs broader standards

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has been called on to renew its principles on zero deforestation, land development and rights by Cargill Refined Oils Europe.

Published: 13-Jun-2014

Food firms risk exposure over non-sustainable palm oil

Food firms’ negative effect on the planet to be exposed

Food manufacturers that don’t use purely sustainable palm oil supplies risk being named and shamed on social media, the WWF has warned.

Published: 11-Jun-2014

Mondelēz throws down sustainable palm oil gauntlet

Mondelēz challenges suppliers’ sustainable palm oil efforts

Mondelēz is challenging palm oil suppliers to step up their game so it can move towards using physical supplies of purely sustainable palm oil for all its products.

Published: 11-Jun-2014

IFST conference paints ‘multi-coloured’ picture of food industry

Food science and technology conference wrap up

The Institute of Food Science and Technology’s Jubilee conference offered something for everyone involved in food production and research and painted a multi-coloured picture of the industry.

Published: 27-May-2014

Food industry branded as ‘stock villain’ by media

Food science sounds scary to consumers

The food industry is branded as a “stock villain” in the media, resulting in food science and technology being feared and misunderstood by consumers.

Published: 21-May-2014

Sustainability woes: Ingredients firms aren’t doing enough, claims expert

Sustainable ingredients: More industry effort needed, says Invenire

Ingredients suppliers are uniquely placed in the supply chain to up their game in sustainable sourcing and must push the agenda further, says a market analyst from Invenire.

Published: 15-May-2014

Nutritional snacks? Manufacturers misread consumers, says Datamonitor Consumer

Nutritional snacks? Manufacturers misread consumers, says Datamonitor Consumer

Nutritious snacks have not boomed because manufacturers overwhelmed consumers in a category where indulgence remains more important, says the head of food and drink at Datamonitor Consumer.

Published: 13-May-2014

The invention test: True innovations are commercial successes and transform consumer's lives

The invention test: True innovations are commercial successes and transform consumer's lives

Innovation is a buzzword that is repeated all the time, but what does it really mean? Not a lot in the way it is currently used, according to industry expert and strategy analyst Virpi Varjonen of Invenire.

Published: 13-May-2014

Gorgeous grub: We need to make insect consumption 'sexy' to consumers

Gorgeous grub: We need to make insect consumption 'sexy' to consumers

Growing interest in the potential for insects as a source of healthy and sustainable protein was demonstrated again at Vitafoods Europe, where 4ento CEO Ana Day told us that insect consumption needs to become 'sexy'.

Published: 12-May-2014

‘Boring’ bread needs clever labeling and flavor excitement: Mintel

‘Boring’ bread needs clever labeling and flavor excitement: Mintel

Packaged bread is typically boring and lifeless but clever labeling and flavor innovation should reinvigorate the category, says a Mintel analyst.

Published: 12-May-2014

Nutrition Capital Network takes venture to Vitafoods Geneva

Nutrition Capital Network takes venture to Vitafoods Geneva

Grant Ferrier

Principal - Nutrition Capital Network (NCN)

Nutrition Capital Network (NCN) chief Grant Ferrier took his capital-connecting nutrition venture to Vitafoods in Geneva this week.

Published: 09-May-2014

Marketing whey protein to the elderly 'challenging': Davisco Foods

Marketing whey protein to the elderly 'challenging': Davisco Foods

Polly Olson

Vice President of Business Development, Sales and Marketing - Davisco Foods International

The role of doctors and dietitians in the education of the elderly on the benefits of protein for healthy ageing is key, US whey protein manufacturer Davisco Foods International told DairyReporter.com.

Published: 08-May-2014

Relaxation chocolate: ‘We’ve got to chill out!’

Relaxation chocolate: ‘We’ve got to chill out!’

Victoria Barmina and Patrick Morris

DSM has developed a stress-reducing chocolate that it says could allow manufacturers to take the relaxation category beyond drinks.

Published: 08-May-2014

Nanotech is the future for bakery fortification: RNI Conseil

Nanotech is the future for bakery fortification: RNI Conseil

Nanotechnology to deliver nutrients or flavors into bakery remains nascent, but that will change over the next decade, says RNI Conseil’s scientific and regulatory affairs senior consultant.

Published: 07-May-2014